This Diploma plus MSc course is designed for those enthusiastic about mathematics. Warwick's Mathematics Institute has designed this course for undergraduates of mathematics, physics or statistics degree to further develop their knowledge through a challenging and uniquely flexible programme.
If you see yourself as a research mathematician of the future, this course may appeal to you. For enthusiastic mathematicians, it’s a chance to further develop your knowledge if you already have an undergraduate Mathematics, Physics or Statistics degree. If your academic background is not in these areas, this course could still appeal if you’re a strong mathematician looking for a return to formal education.
Your studies will include a mix of lecture-based modules and independent research. The Diploma+MSc option gives you the opportunity to work on a project in your first year before you progress to your dissertation in the second year.
- Project (Year 1)
- Dissertation (Year 2)
A wide selection of the optional modules is offered in both pure and applied mathematics.
A two-year MSc exists in both Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Mathematics with separate regulations. Each student registered for a two-year MSc produces a plan of study before the beginning of their second term in consultation with their supervisor and the Director of MSc Studies. This plan should include a statement of the basis for assessment of a student’s progress during the first year and the weighting to be given to the various modules taken over the two years.
Contact hours will vary between 12 and 14 each week.
The class sizes vary between 20 and 70.
Before the beginning of the second year, you submit a project worth which will be marked by the supervisor and a second marker. The project will contribute to the first year mark. An average of 60% including the module and project marks is required to proceed to the second year. However, the first year project will not contribute to the final mark at the end of the second year. The second year dissertation may be a continuation of the first year project, but the same material cannot be used in both.
Skills from this degree
- Conducting independent research on a challenging problem
- Gathering and organising data to make a case
- Preparing and delivering a technical presentation
- Scientific communication
- Technical precision
- Organising, absorbing and consolidating information and techniques
- Applying knowledge in the solution of complex problems
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a science with high mathematical content
English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Graduates have pursued roles such as: actuaries; finance and investment analysts and advisers and university researchers.
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Maths Careers Fair
- Careers in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- Mathematics at work – The practical application of Maths in the workplace
- Placement and graduate opportunities at the Government Actuary’s Department
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.